Important Dates for Cohort 11 (June 2021-June 2023)
- Mid-September, 2020: Cohort 11 Application Opens
- January 15, 2021: Cohort 11 Application Deadline
- June 1, 2021: Completion of Background Checks for those Accepted
- June 19, 2021: ACESJU Cohort 11 begins
College graduates who seek teaching and administrative placements in urban Catholic elementary and secondary schools. ACESJU is an ideal fit for recent college graduates.
Teaching Fellows often pursue an M.S. in Education degree with Certification in Elementary (grades preK-4), Middle Years (grades 4-8), or Secondary with a Content Area (grades 7-12).
We also welcome applicants who already possess a Level I certification and are interested in pursuing an additional certification (i.e., Reading Specialist, Special Education). Applicants will have the opportunity to list their teaching level preference on their application.
These degrees and certification options require certain prerequisites. For example, applicants pursing a Level I Secondary Education Certification will need to have graduated with a degree in their desired teaching field (i.e. English, History, Biology, etc) and/or have a satisfactory number of credits in a given teaching field (i.e. 21 credits in English and 21 credits in Math). Certain exceptions may be made for comparable courses or degrees. For example, an applicant may have taken courses in Journalism instead of English, or Political Science instead of History. Interested applicants can request that ACESJU review their academic background to determine if prerequisites are met.
Administrative fellows support the educational missions of their schools by working as campus ministers, development officers, enrollment managers, or in other administrative roles. In the past, administrative fellows have pursued an M.S. in Church Management degree from Villanova University or an M.S. in Organizational and Strategic Leadership from Neumann University.